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People In Houston Are No Longer Going To Jail For Marijuana Possession

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics

Beginning on Wednesday, people who are caught with small amounts of marijuana in Harris County, Texas, will no longer earn a trip to jail. Under the n...

Texas' Largest Jail Hasn't Learned Much From Sandra Bland's Death

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics

Harris County Jail, which serves the Houston area, is one of the largest jails in the country. Like many other jails in America, it’s full of people...

Extremists at Refuge Face Felony Charges

Eric Mink | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Eric Mink

The occupation continues, albeit sputtering, after the arrests last week of several of its leaders, including a principal organizer, Ammon Bundy of Nevada, and the shooting death of one occupier by Oregon State Police officers during a roadside confrontation.

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

Houston Shooting Survivor: My Slain Family Is 'In A Much Better Place'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Crime

By Kevin Murphy July 12 (Reuters) - The teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston in which her parents and four sibli...

6 Dead, Including 4 Kids, In Mass Shooting Near Houston

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

A gunman killed at least six people, including four children, and wounded a teenager in a Houston suburb and then engaged police in a three-hour stand...

Off-Duty Officer Arrested In Prostitution Sting By His Own Force

David Lohr | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

A Texas patrol deputy was arrested Wednesday during an undercover prostitution sting being conducted by his own agency. Emmanuel Augustine, 29, a f...

Ryan J. Reilly

White Alleged 'Knockout' Assailant Plans Constitutional Challenge To Hate Crimes Charge | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipolar, 27-year-old Texas man who allegedly filmed himself punching an elderly African-American man as part of the "Knockout Game" wi...

Radley Balko

U.S. Counties Killing The Most People Are Good At Getting Death Penalty, Not So Good At Justice | Radley Balko | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Just 2 percent of counties in America are responsible for more than half the nation's executions, and those same counties have been responsible for a ...

David Lohr

Texas Mom Forced 6-Year-Old To Stand On Ant Hill: Cops | David Lohr | Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime

A 6-year-old boy's horrific abuse at the hands his mother includes tongue burns and being forced to stand on an ant hill, Texas authorities say. Th...

The Perry Principle

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

The Perry Principle is simple to state: If a law, policy, or idea does not in any manner provide benefit to the businesses and personal welfare of Rick Perry's political donors, it is to be avoided.

Study Reveals Shocking Connection Between Race And Capital Punishment In Texas | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices

The connection between race and capital punishment has been a hot topic this year, and it's likely to remain one after a new study found a shocking pa...

Houston, We Have a Voting Problem

Chris Kromm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kromm

The electoral battle over Harris County may have already claimed its first victims: a still-unsolved fire consumed a warehouse storing most of the county's voting machinery.

Obama-Biden-Daschle Want You! (To Talk about Health Care)

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

Obama has made clear his belief that health care reform requires first "reforming how government communicates with the American people." And that effort seems to be moving forward as we speak.

Double Voting In TX Primary Still Unresolved

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Medlicott

Texans told me they heard about something called the "Texas Two-Step," and thought it was legal to vote twice. Some admitted voting once for Senator Obama and once for Senator Clinton.